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Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Gateshead

(4.7/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web)
Watch and find out why locals have nicknamed this span across the River Tyne the "Blinking Eye Bridge." In contrast to a drawbridge that lifts or bends in the middle, this pedestrian and cyclist tilt bridge swings on a horizontal axis to allow boats to pass under it. Watch as the arch lowers toward the water and the curved bridge lifts toward the sky, leaving two low-angled arches above the river. To see it tilt, check the schedule posted at each end of the bridge. To visit Gateshead Millennium Bridge on your trip to Gateshead, use our Gateshead itinerary planner.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A special and attractive bridge, marred by its dirty and decrepit surroundings. It's a pity that Newcastle has a number of special architectural features that are surrounded by very badly maintained a...  more »
  • If you visit Newcastle Quayside then you must take a stroll across the bridge. It leads to the Baltic Arts centre which free and you get great views over Newcastle. It's great to see at night too all ...  more »
  • The Millenium Bridge connects the Baltic to the Quayside in Newcastle and offers a quick practical route across the Tyne. It's an elegant bridge and the obvious compariso is with London's initially tr...  more »
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  • Iconic design and a fantastic view of all the other Tyne bridges, just for foot traffic and part of a great short circular walk over to the Sage and back. Try to get to see it operating into the upright position to allow ships through, that is impressive. Love it at night with the rainbow illumination. Landmark worth the visit.
  • It's a romantic beautiful place where many many people take there sefies and pictures as the view seen of the bridge extends all the way down the Tyne. At night it's a spectacular view with the quayside lit up, the atmosphere is quiet and peaceful. If your lucky you could see the bridge move for a passing ship vessel, if you have never seen the bridge move before you will have a surprise at the way it does, masterful engineering a true spot to visit
  • Love it love it love it. Great at night with lights on!
  • Really unusual bridge well worth seeing in action when a boat needs it to rise, then it has lovely views of Newcastle when crossing.
  • For the Pok√©mon fans out there It's a great place to catch an Onix, and also it's a brilliant view